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Africa 2013

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African Union Congress CentreAddis Ababa, Ethiopia ~ 16 to 18 April 2013
The Conference will take place under the auspices of the African Union,contributing to the implementation of the PIDA initiative, andwith the patronage of H.E. Alemaheyu Tegenu, Minister of Water & Energy of Ethiopia
 Africa, with some of the world’s largest waterways, is the continent with the greatest potential for futurewater resources and hydropower development, and the most urgent need for accelerated development.Unlocking the vast potential of the region is the key to poverty alleviation and rapid socio-economic development. Constructive dialogue among international experts can help turn policies into practice.The PIDA programme of the African Union, to be discussed in our programme, is currently strongly  supporting large-scale hydropower development across the African region. AFRICA 2013 is considered an ideal opportunity to further international dialogue on this initiative.
Co-organizers: Hydropower & Dams, International Commission on Large Damsand the Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation
Aqua~Media International, ICOLD and EEPCowelcome delegates to the
International Conference and Exhibition
Water Storage andHydropower Development for Africa
Supporting Organizations include:
Conference working languages: English and FrenchInterpretation will be provided during the Conference Sessions
Ethiopia is the ideal venue for AFRICA 2013. The Government has made water resources developmenta major priority, and the country has a vast hydropower potential, the second largest in Africa, of whichonly about 4 per cent has been developed.Known as the ‘powerhouse of Africa’ Ethiopia has one of the world’s fastest growing economies.There are 11 large dams in operation. Three major hydro schemes have been completed in recent years(Tekeze, Gibe II and Beles) and three others are currently under construction, with a total capacity of 7380 MW: Genale Dawa III (258 MW), Gibe III (1870 MW), and Grand Renaissance (5250 MW).After three days of discussion at the conference, delegates will have the opportunity to visit theGibe-Omo cascade in the south of the country, with the opportunity to view the spectacular landscapeof the interior of the country - full of contrasts, with majestic waterfalls, volcanoes and hot springs.Bole International Airport, 6 km south of Addis Ababa is easily accessible by air from all parts of theworld, with many direct flights from Europe, North America, Africa and the Middle East.
Addis Ababa has the status of both a city and a state. It hosts the African Union, headquarters of theUnited Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), Addis Ababa University, and othernational, continental and international organizations. Addis is therefore often referred to as the politi-cal capital of Africa, because of its historical, diplomatic and political significance for the continent. Thecity is populated by people from different regions of Ethiopia; the country has as many as 80 nationali-ties speaking 80 languages and belonging to a wide variety of religious communities.The prestigious new African Union headquarters, including the congress centre where AFRICA 2013 willtake place, opened in January 2012. It has become a major landmark for the city.The city of Addis Ababa offers a number of world class hotels, including the Sheraton, Radisson Blu,Intercontinental, Hilton and others.
Aqua~Media International, a company with long-term experience of organizing internationalconferences in Europe and Asia, is pleased to be launching this new event, and to be bringing expertsfrom the international water resources community to Addis Ababa. Working in partnership with theInternational Commission on Large Dams and the Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation (EEPCo), as wellas an International Steering Committee, Aqua~Media is putting together a programme designed tofocus on issues of special relevance to the African region. Experts from all parts of the world will bringtheir knowledge and experience to the sessions, panel discussions and inter-active workshops.A major Technical Exhibition will showcase innovative technology.There will be a focus on four major river basins of Africa (Nile, Congo, Niger and Zambezi) to reviewexperience of integrated river basin development. Some important recent or current projects will bediscussed, such as Grand Renaissance RCC dam (Ethiopia), Grand Inga (DRC), Merowe (Sudan), Bujagali(Uganda), Ruzizi III (DRC/Rwanda/Burundi), and Mphanda Nkuwa (Mozambique).
Photo below: The African Union Congress Centre, where AFRICA 2013 will take place. AFRICA 2013 Meeting Room/Venue Sponsor 
Pre-Conference side events:
• One-day Training Seminar on small hydro, organized by ESHA, with input fromthe International Energy Agency
Monday 15 April (11.00 – 17.30 hrs)
The seminar has been organized by Prof Bernhard Pelikan, Vice-President of ESHA, with ESHAPresident Marko Gospodjina˘cki and ESHA Board Members. There will also be input from the IEAIEA input is being coordinated by IEA Secretary Niels Nielsen. Topics to be covered will include:automation and management aspects, environmental issues, financing, design, engineering,legal frameworks and hydrology. The seminar will require pre-attendance registration.
• Half-day Training Seminar on dam safety (afternoon; time to be announced)
This seminar, to be led by Dr Robin Charlwood and Dr Paul Roberts, will have input from leadingdam safety experts from ICOLD, as well as Alessandro Palmieri of the World Bank. Topics willinclude: International dam safety practice, and applicability to developing countries of Africa;Options for dam safety frameworks to ensure safe and efficient dam design, construction,operation and maintenance, so that downstream property and the environment are protected;Options for addressing shared river dam safety issues; Dam safety guidelines (PFMA and risk-informed approaches); and, capacity building options for dam safety programmes.
• Meeting of ICOLD’s Africa Regional Club
Monday 15 April (17.00 – 19.00 hrs)
This regional event is open to interested delegates and will be held in the AU building following onfrom a closed meeting of ICOLD board members earlier in the day.
Tuesday 16 April 2013
Opening Plenary Session Part 1
Welcome Messages from AFRICA 2013 Co-Hosts:Alison Bartle, Aqua-Media International LtdAdama Nombre, President, International Commission on Large DamsMiheret Debebe, CEO, EEPCoOpening Addresses:H.E. Alemayehu Tegenu, Minister of Water & Energy, EthiopiaH.E. Dr Elham M.A. Ibrahim, Commissioner for Infrastructure & Energy, AU Commission
H.E. Haile Mariam Desalegne, Prime Minister of Ethiopia (to be confirmed)
Opening Plenary Session Part 2
Chairman: Michel de Vivo, Secretary-General, ICOLD
KEYNOTE: Overview of the PIDA Initiative - Dr Jacques Moulot, Chief Energy Specialist,African Development Bank
Country Reports on water resources development activities (including Ethiopia, Uganda, Sudan,Burkina Faso, Guinea, Mozambique and Zambia)
Session 1 – East Africa: Potential, developments and plans
Co-Chairmen: Alessandro Palmieri, Lead Dam Specialist, The World Bank andDr Callist Tindimugayo, Directorate of Water Resources Management, Uganda
Nile waters availability could increase by thirty per cent
– F. Lempérière, Hydro Coop, France
Water resources and hydropower development in Uganda: experience and challenges
Dr C. Tindimugayo, Directorate of Water Resources Management, Uganda
The 1870 MW Gibe lll HPP – procurement method and status of the design and construction;the point of view of EEPCO and its representative
– A. Asnake, EEPCO, Ethiopia; J. Binquet, A. Alami and E. Mine, Tractebel Engineering, France; P. Ravetta, ELC-Electroconsult, Ital
Characterization of Blue-Nile (Abbay) conveyance at Ethiopian/Sudanese border
G. Pietrangeli and V. Millesi, Studio Pietrangeli Srl, Italy; G.M. Beltrami, University of L’Aquila, Italy 
Use of water resources model basin planning in the Nile Equatorial Lakes region
– J. Verdonck, BRL Ingénierie, Kenya; E Olet, Nile Basin Initiative, Rwanda
Pilot applications of the Nile basin decision support system
– V. Jonker, A. Sparks, T. Barbour and L. Dobninson, Aurecon, South Africa; A. Seid and M Beyene, NBI – Water Resources Planning ManagementProject, Ethiopia; H. Beuster, Beuster Clarke and Associates, South Africa; K. Tuncock, Solaris, Turkey; R. Palmer, Nepid, South Africa; D. Mullins, South Africa
Regional Rusumo Falls hydro project: Capturing the trade-offs between land and electricity
– J. Forget and T. Turq, SNC-Lavalin, Canada; A. Sendama, Nile Basin Initiative-NELSAP 
The utilization of the Blue Nile river; from contention to détente
- S. Kassaye Alemu, MekelleUniversity,Ethiopia
Technical data for a possible Jonglei Canal
– C. Bessière, Ingerop Group, France; X. de Savignac,Hydro Coop, France
Session 2 – Project nance and contractual aspects
Chairman: Dr Jacques Moulot, Chief Energy Expert, African Development Bank
Quantitative risk analysis of client behaviour in EPC hydroelectric projects
– M. Sayedyahosseini, MWH Canada
The 6000 MW Grand Ethiopian Renaissance dam and HPP – Procurement method and status of the design and construction, the point of view of EEPCO and its representative
– S. Bekele, EEPCO,Ethiopia; J-L. Cervetti, J. Binquet and S. Camilletti, Tractebel Engineering, France; F. Del Brenna,ELC-Electroconsult, Italy 
Dam construction contracts under FIDIC conditions: risk allocation between the parties
– S. Giraud, FIDIC Expert, DAB and Egis Eau, France
Bumbuna HEP Phase ll - Public private partnership to extend the hydropower generation inSierra Leone
– J. Mödinger, Lahmeyer International GmbH, Germany; (additional authors to beannounced from the Government Sierra Leone and Joule Africa)
Other presentations and panel discussion to be announced
Session 3 – Hydropower machinery 1
Chairman: Prof Hermod Brekke, Consultant, Norway
KEYNOTE: Recent and future developments in M and E equipment for hydropower plants
– J.H. Gummer, Hydro-Consult, Australia
Sustainable, competitive and clean: Hydropower's contribution to Africa’s energy mix
– C. Mayer, Andritz Hydro, Austria
Status and development trends in hydraulic machinery
– Demin Liu, Dongfang Electrical  Machinery, China
The development of cross-flow turbines for rural electrification
– F. Mazzouji, Alstom Hydro, France
Efficient and robust energy supply solution using a saxo turbine
– J. Gale, Zel-En doo, Slovenia;D. Dolenc, A. Bergant and S. Cizelj, Litrostroj Power doo, Slovenia
Role of pumped storage in the field of renewable energy
K. Kyzlink, A, Skoták, J. Ševčik,ČKD Blansko Engineering, Czech Republic 
Discussion on the above presentations, and on the topics of Innovation in hydromachinery; and, special challenges in supplying for Africa’s new major hydro schemes
Session 4 – Hydropower machinery 2
Chairman: John Gummer, Hydro-Consult Pty Ltd, Australia
KEYNOTE: Optimizing the design and operation of hydraulic turbines
– Prof H. Brekke, Consultant and Emeritus Professor, NTNU, Norway 
The hydraulic equipment for Itezhi-Tezhi: a case study
– F. Mazzouji, Alstom Hydro, France
Successful rehabilitation and upgrade of the Aswan high dam hydro plant machinery
- D. Schwarz, Voith Hydro GmbH & Co. KG, Germany 
The Ruacana refurbishment
– M. Collins, S. Weissenberger and M. Oswald, Andritz Hydro, Austria
Condition assessment of air-cooled generator
– V. Warren and C. Roache, Iris Power, Canada
Design characteristics of DFEM hydro generators
– Jianjun Liu, Dongfang Electrical  Machinery, China
Discussion on the above, and on Manufacturing quality assurance and quality control
Session 5 –Roundtable on project nance
Chairman: Dr Sam Cho, UNECA
Theme: Innovative financing mechanisms
case studies and success stories; making PIDAa reality
the financial challenges
Participating organizations will include: the World Bank, African Development Bank,EIB, the EU-Africa Partnership, UNECA
Wednesday 17 April 2013
Session 6 – Central Africa: Potential, developments and plans
Discussions to be led by experts from SNEL, EDF and AECOM
The development of 40 GW of hydro potential at Inga: papers to be announced.
Long-term solution for the power intake channel sedimentation at Inga I and 2
S. Alam,Consultant, France
Ongoing strategic plan for hydropower development in the Congo Basin
– J. Kenfack, University of Yaounde 1, Cameroon; B.I. Tondo, CICOS, D.R. Congo, A.G.H. Lejeune, University of Liège, Belgium
Session 7 – Capacity building
Co-Chairman: Prof Gerrit Basson, University of Stellenbosch, South Africaand F.A. Sonuga, Enplan Group, Nigeria
Introductory talk by Adama Nombre, President, International Commission on Large Dams
Capacity building in Ethiopia for water resources development and management
– A. Getaneh,
The following pages give details of the timetable for paper presentations and panel discussions at AFRICA 2013, as at January 2013, following our call for papers.Updates will be published regularly, including further details of contributions to the panel discussions. The co-organizers (Aqua~Media, ICOLD, EEPCo, the African Unionand UNECA) have worked to bring together a unique group of international experts to discuss practical aspects of implementing the planned major hydro schemes forAfrica, and accelerating the PIDA priority projects for Africa. Please check our website for future updates.

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